Loretta Brennan Glucksman will be supported by 13 aides when she leads next year’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade up Fifth Avenue, as the parade leadership announced the 2018 aides in a press release on Monday.

“The Board of Directors thanks the affiliate organizations for presenting us with such a dedicated and distinguished group of outstanding Irish Americans,” said board Chairman John Lahey.  “They will join our grand marshal, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, in leading us past St. Patrick’s Cathedral and up Fifth Avenue on Saturday, March 17.”

United Irish Counties, Katie Barrett.

United Irish Counties, Katie Barrett.

This year’s aides are New York County, Patrick McGettrick; Queens County, Virginia Carson Minardi; Bronx County, John Timoney; Kings County, Jerry McCabe; Westchester County, Allison Burke; Rockland County, Jim Russell; Nassau County, Richard O’Neill; Orange County, Keith Reynolds; Richmond County, Marty Crimmins; Suffolk County, Eugene Wynne; United Irish Counties, Katie Barrett; Grand Council of United Emerald Societies, Kathleen Cashin; Knights of St. Patrick, Robert Pederson. 

“Aides to the grand marshal are chosen annually by the Parade’s participating organizations in recognition of their outstanding service to the Irish American Community of New York.  The selection of an aide is acknowledgement of years of unselfish, dedicated and distinguish service to the New York and Irish communities and for their contribution to Irish faith, culture and heritage,” the press release added.

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Here's some video of the 2016 New York St. Patrick's Day Parade:

For more information, visit www.nycstpatricksparade.org.